|Hillsborough High School under construction, 1969|
|8 December 1970 Courier News|
The two-story school would be able to accommodate 1,200 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students in 38 regular classrooms, two industrial arts rooms, three science labs, two home economics rooms, two music rooms, and three practice rooms. Also included were three remedial rooms, an art room, a mechanical drafting room, a gymnasium, a library, and a cafeteria.
|March 1971 Home News articles|
The day before the vote The Courier News published an article laying out what would likely happen if the referendum was defeated:
"The alternatives available to the board, should the middle school be defeated, are double sessions, more rented substandard facilities, additions to present schools and a year-round school system[!]. In regard to the latter, the Board of Education is considering starting such a program in grades 9-12, and if it is successful, possibly expanding it to grades 6-8. However, it warns, since it will take nearly three years to fully evaluate such a program and classrooms are needed now, this cannot postpone school construction."
|10 March 1971 Courier News|
To be continued...